Rethinking Bitterness In Dry-Hopped (Hazy) Beers

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Dry hopping does weirder things to beer than we thought. While conventional logic—and all existing software models for calculating theoretical IBUs in beer—say that IBUs can only be generated on the hot side of brewing (since alpha acids can only be isomerized by heat), brewers have long suspected that dry hopping can, indeed, make an …

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Flavor Components in Beer

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  A beer’s flavor profile is determined by that particular beer’s combination of carbonation, hops, malt, water and yeast. The varying aspects of the brewing process and the brewer’s personal touches and the final notes make each craft beer unique. The process of identifying flavors in craft beer can be quite a challenge. Every palate …

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The Top Hops, According to New Survey from the Brewers Association

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Good news, hop heads: the Brewers Association just released its annual Hop Survey. Along with a wealth of other data, the annual survey includes a year-over-year “Top 10 Hop Production Ranking.” The results? Well, they are surprisingly similar in form to that other familiar fall ranking: the College Football Top 25. For the eighth year in …

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Hopback vs. Knockout Hops

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Late addition hops are a crucial element of today’s IPA as brewers strive to capture more hops aroma and flavor without adding bitterness. But English breweries (and some brewers inspired by English brewing practices) have been using the hopback technique for ages, running wort from the kettle through a container filled with whole leaf hops. …

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DIY: Hops Dryer

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Brewing with homegrown hops is as satisfying as cooking with food from your own garden. But while zucchini and tomatoes can go straight from harvest to kitchen, hops need to take a quick detour to be dried first. It’s true that you can skip the drying process if you’re making a wet-hopped beer, but once …

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Bitter Beer Do’s and Dont’s

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Few issues get a beer geek prepared to speak your ear off than name-dropping a bitter beer or two. Bitter beers are extra of a definite continent on Planet Beer than a mode as there are a lot of types of bitter and/or wild ales.  It’s a world numerous homebrewers need to dive into, but …

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Utilizing Hop Extracts for Beer Brewing

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Hop extracts have the potential to revolutionize many elements of each industrial and residential brewing. Whereas bittering extracts have been used for a few years by giant industrial brewers, we at the moment are seeing a brand new era of hop extracts coming into the craft and residential brewing markets. Varieties of Hop Extracts Hop …

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Tea for Brew: Utilizing Hops Tea Submit-Fermentation

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Hops are a key aspect to the speculation that the universe desires us to have beer: their bitterness enhances and balances the sweetness of the malt, they add a world of fragrant complexity, and so they even have antibiotic qualities that defend the beer from spoiling. Hops could also be fairly versatile, however much more …

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Utilizing Contemporary Moist Hops in Dwelling Brewed Beer

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Moist hops are hops which might be freshly harvested and haven’t but been dried or processed. These can be utilized for dwelling brewing beer, however you want to make some changes to your recipe and expectations when utilizing moist hops. Moist Hops A while in the past I wrote an article on the growing hops …

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Three Methods to Dry Hop

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Hops which are steeped in beer between fermentation and packaging are referred to as dry hops, though they do really get moist within the course of. A time period comparable to conditioning hops or secondary hops could be extra descriptive, however we proceed to explain them as dry for a similar motive that we proceed …

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Storing and Preserving Your Beer Elements

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Contemporary components are essential for brewing nice beer, however for those who purchase brewing components in bulk it’s also possible to lower your expenses. So this week we check out easy methods to retailer and protect your hops, grains, yeast and malt extract for brewing nice beer. After I first began brewing I purchased one …

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Hop hop, wat is een IPA ?

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We kunnen er niet genoeg van krijgen, in de volksmond wordt het (erg) bitter bier genoemd, de markt wordt overspoelt met bieren die op Engelse/Amerikaanse wijze gehopt zijn. Wat maakt dit speciale bier zo gewild en zorgt voor een Cascade achtige ontwikkeling in de toepassing van pittige aromatische hop rassen. Deze bierstijl ooit ontwikkeld voor …

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